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etienne-martin-2_K82gx9Uk8-unsplash-300x200A Nevada man is accused of fraudulently obtaining approximately $500,000 from federal coronavirus (COVID-19) relief programs and then laundering the money through friends and family so that he could buy a $400,000 house.

Brandon Casutt, 49, of Henderson is charged with wire fraud, bank fraud, making false statements to a financial institution, concealment money laundering, and engaging in unlawful monetary transactions. Attorney information was not available.

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etienne-martin-2_K82gx9Uk8-unsplash-300x200A Las Vegas woman faces fraud charges in Nevada after she allegedly sought over $1 million in COVID-19 relief loans through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

Karen Chapon, also known as Karen Hannafious, 50, was charged with one count of bank fraud and one count of making false statements to a financial institution. The press did not name an attorney for her.

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las-vegas-680953_1920-300x200At about 11:15 p.m. on July 27, 2018, Anthony Garcia, age 28, and his passenger, Karisma Avila, age 19, were killed in a rollover car crash near Primm, Nevada. Garcia had been driving recklessly, and neither he nor Avila was wearing seatbelts. They were both ejected from the car during the crash and died from blunt-force injuries.

At the scene, police found a duffel bag containing $26,000 in cash as well as two jars filled with 64 pounds of THC cannabinoid oil. Police seized the cash using a procedure known as civil asset forfeiture, which allows law enforcement to take possession of an individual’s assets—such as cash, a vehicle, or a house—if they are suspected of being involved in a crime. In most states, criminal charges do not have to be filed for property to be seized.
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